Joanna MarpleIn my 20's, with only my guitar and a rucksack, I wandered the continents, immersing myself in the lives of some wonderful people, projects and stories, which changed the way I view my responsibility to others and this earth. Right now I'm a European transplant in the US who writes books for children and young adults. Stories can help us not only navigate our world but can connect us to others, and allow us to inspire and help each other. I believe that equity and empathy should be at the core of our all actions, words, and stories. I am also a school librarian and I get a kick out of book-matchmaking! And I use the pronouns she/her.
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Continuing my recommendations for Women’s History Month, Astronaut Annie, while fiction is inspired by the many women who have played important roles in space exploration and mission. See #KidlitWomen for daily links to posts by the children’s lit community, in celebration … Continue reading
[JM] Illustrator or author/illustrator? If the latter, do you begin with words or pictures? [NT] Illustrator! [JM] Where are you from/have you lived and how has that influenced your work? [NT] I was born in Detroit, but have lived in … Continue reading
While I am tempted to promote an endangered species book every week on Picture Book Perfect Fridays, I have been holding back and trying to vary my offerings. But today I am back to one of my favorite topics, but … Continue reading